I have heard Valve pays better than average, but if you only care about money you would be better off at Morgan Stanley, where I made $300,000 per year, for the one whole day that I worked there (screw non-game programming, no matter the salary!).
But I feel I have an obligation to mention to you that it likely doesn’t matter, since it is unlikely you would ever be able to maintain such a job.
I think your posts are funny and it is cute how you have no concept of humility at all, but unfortunately I do not represent a standard coworker, and even I wouldn’t really enjoy working with you in real life either. It’s funny as long as it is once-in-a-while and just a few online posts, but if I had to sit next to you and listen to your constant bragging all day long it would get old fast.
Working with you is likely impossible for any human being, so it really doesn’t matter what skills you have (or think you have).
Due to stress in my personal life I have been a bit harsh all around recently.
So I went a bit too far here and have already apologized to GeniusPooh via PM.